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Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 7, 2013 - 03:14pm PT
"Giving thanks for abundance
is sweeter than the abundance itself..."
~Rumi


12 hrs in ER yesterday (was finally discharged at 4:45am today) an MRI, meeting/assessment with Neurologist determined I did NOT have a minor stroke on Saturday while at work, but most likely a complex migraine, which can "act" like a stroke and affect just one side of the face.
Though ER docs didn't tell me WHAT is going on with the pain and swelling on the right side of my face, neck and body, at least stroke was ruled out, for which I am grateful. I am still navigating the swelling and pain on the right side of my face, but am very pleased to learn I'm going to be fine. I will admit I am beyond exhausted, so if I do not respond to messages of any form it is because I am in bed.

To the families who were in the ER due to a loved whose trauma was life threatening, my positive thoughts and energy go to you ... may peace be found.

Thank you to all who insisted I finally see a doctor... you know exactly who you are, and a very special Thank You to the one who held my hand the entire time.
Your insistence paid off, as I know I can be very stubborn. The lessons I learned: Don't ignore health issues... they could be more pressing than you realize, and to allow those who love and care to be there for you, even if you're accustomed to navigating this kind of "stuff" on your own. Feeling the warm hand of your loved one(s) can be so healing and comforting. Feeling the warmth and love stream from the eyes of your loved one(s) can help quell fears when faced with the unknown.

I feel incredibly lucky, and if anything an even deeper appreciation for Life.

~peace, Lisa Mae

My favorite waterfall in The Valley... <br/>
 <br/>
It's in the eyes.
My favorite waterfall in The Valley...

It's in the eyes.
Credit: Leggs
10b4me

Boulder climber
Somewhere on 395
Jan 7, 2013 - 03:26pm PT
Leggs, your one of the good ones that post here. glad to hear that you are ok.
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 7, 2013 - 03:32pm PT
Leggs, your one of the good ones that post here. glad to hear that you are ok.

10b4me ... thank you for your kind words. (Not to sound like a complete and utter wuss, your comment has brought tears to my eyes, in a good way... thank you... thank you.)

I am truly blessed... truly. And believe me, I don't take the love, support and blessing for granted. My eyes are opened to the wonderful attributes of others everyday. THAT in itself is a gift that keeps on giving.

Enjoy Life... REALLY allow yourself to Enjoy Life... it IS the only way to go.

~endless love and peace to all...
SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 7, 2013 - 04:51pm PT
The lessons I learned: Don't ignore health issues... they could be more pressing than you realize

YES! A lesson well learned! Even at your young age sh*t happens. Sorry it took a nasty rap from a nun on your knuckles to PAY ATTENTION...but you're on the mend...stay that way! ERs no good, TRs, very good.

I hear you on stubbornness....I ignored a growing mass in my abdomen until it got to 16cm and could feel it ... Chalked it up to occasional indigestion....I have pics of me
rapping off a climb on El Cap one week before I was DX with high grade ovarian cancer. Wish I listened sooner...

Get well, stay that way

Susan

Clint Cummins

Trad climber
SF Bay area, CA
Jan 7, 2013 - 05:06pm PT
Pretty scary, Lisa Mae and Susan.
It's true - "Life's a gift" and you never know when it will be over.
So it's good to get out there and enjoy it; I try to do that, too.
I guess the trick is how to do that without shortening it by too much, and how to balance in the work so you can also live long without running out of cash to also enjoy your old age at some level.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 7, 2013 - 05:08pm PT
What happened leggs? Glad you are ok! Horse pistol scares are always tough.

DMT
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jan 7, 2013 - 05:29pm PT
What in the SamHill, Sista?

You're not spozed to be in a bad way!

:-(

Sending BigAndSnowySkyMagic your way!

OXOXO

Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 7, 2013 - 07:26pm PT
YES! A lesson well learned! Even at your young age sh*t happens. Sorry it took a nasty rap from a nun on your knuckles to PAY ATTENTION...but you're on the mend...stay that way! ERs no good, TRs, very good.

I hear you on stubbornness....I ignored a growing mass in my abdomen until it got to 16cm and could feel it ... Chalked it up to occasional indigestion....I have pics of me
rapping off a climb on El Cap one week before I was DX with high grade ovarian cancer. Wish I listened sooner...

Susan, truer words have never been spoken/written.
TR's to the ER SUCK ASS. :)

"a growing mass in my abdomen ... and could feel it". Girl, I am so happy to hear your health outcome was one of victory, or you would not be here today. Much respect for the uphill battle that you won.
Susan, your story hits home as I look at photos of my Aunt Ruthie, who passed of uterine cancer on Dec. 28th 2011.

When Jefe and I met up with her outside JT in April of 2011, it wasn't until I looked back at photos that I realized she was holding her tummy, not realizing she was in great pain... or danger. She didn't realize the grave danger she was in either, until she was sent to UCLA Medical in early Dec. 2011, only to discover she was battling stage 4 cancer, with a cancerous mass the size of an 8 month old baby.

I would fly home (in between shows) to care for her while in-home hospice was in place, and she would pass 5 days after my departure. During my visit I overheard her husband say my Auntie hadn't been to a GYN since the age of 18-19. This was stunning to me as my Aunt was an RN, her sister, my mom, had passed of cancer at 35yrs of age, followed by my grandmother. She ignored what her body was saying, and I can only guess she was also avoiding "bad news". I too was doing the same thing late last week, and esp Saturday when I had difficulty stringing words and thoughts together, had trouble speaking, and realized the right side of my face was drooping. If it hadn't been the appearance of someone at my door, demanding I go to the ER NOW, I would have most likely stayed home and gone about my day ignoring the issues that were clearly present.

Again, listen to you what your body is telling you... it may allow you to get a jump start proactively addressing the issue. Thank you for sharing your story, Susan. It's a lesson for all.

~peace, LM

Outside JT  <br/>
April 2011 <br/>
Aunt Ruthie and my Uncle Leroy
Outside JT
April 2011
Aunt Ruthie and my Uncle Leroy
Credit: Leggs

Outside JT <br/>
April 2011 <br/>
 <br/>
Aunt Ruthie
Outside JT
April 2011

Aunt Ruthie
Credit: Leggs
Dec. 2011  <br/>
 <br/>
Aunt Ruthie and I the morning I had to come back home ...
Dec. 2011

Aunt Ruthie and I the morning I had to come back home ...
Credit: Leggs
crock

Trad climber
The Windiest Mountain, Wyoming
Jan 7, 2013 - 07:35pm PT
Hey Leggs, I'm glad you are better. You're important to us, take care.
this just in

climber
north fork
Jan 7, 2013 - 07:42pm PT
That is scary leggs. I've had many migraines, but twice I had one like you described and it makes you think about what we take for granted. Migraines are horrible, but way better than a stroke, good thoughts your way.
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 7, 2013 - 07:56pm PT
It's true - "Life's a gift" and you never know when it will be over.
So it's good to get out there and enjoy it; I try to do that, too.
I guess the trick is how to do that without shortening it by too much, and how to balance in the work so you can also live long without running out of cash to also enjoy your old age at some level.

Clint, you're awesome.



My eKat... SistaLoveHoneyMoonSkyGoddess...Though we have not yet met, I love and adore you. I simply adore the Sam Lovin' Hell out of you.


Dingus... what the hell happened?!? I don't know!! But I do know I wanted you to enjoy your wonderful and much needed down time, I didn't want to bug ya. {smiles and smiles... and a thousand dancing feet)

Crock, you're gonna turn me into a tear filled wuss with your kind words! (thank you, crock... thank you... you've been so very supportive. YOU are important to us... Very important.) ~xx

this just in ... I AM beyond happy things went as they did, and I will NEVER again ignore my health. Ever. Thank you for your kind words... thank you. (thank you)

I am now officially a great big wuss! But a healthier one.


Enjoy Life...
~peace
crock

Trad climber
The Windiest Mountain, Wyoming
Jan 8, 2013 - 07:28am PT
You and your aunt sure do have a striking familial resemblance!

Hope you're rested, over your illness, and ready to chase some more sunsets.
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2013 - 10:57am PT
Thank you, Crock... that is such a compliment. {smiles}

I look even more like my mother...
before she got sick...  <br/>
 <br/>
It's in the eyes...  <br/>
 <br/>
before she got sick...

It's in the eyes...


Credit: Leggs

Chasing and capturing sunsets... always. I hope YOU are too!

~Enjoy Life...
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Jan 8, 2013 - 01:42pm PT
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2013 - 02:15pm PT
Marlow, that was quite beautiful visually and I liked the Haiku at the end... thank you. {smiles}
(I actually watched it several times, allowing myself to get lost in the movement.)


t*r ~ Thank you for the flowers, sweetie. {smiles and smiles}
I too am glad I finally gave in and went to seek medical care. It gave me peace of mind, and provided peace of mind to my friends who were aware of what was truly going on. I AM feeling better...even made a venture to our local Safeway last evening. The more activity I did the more my body told me to "slow down". I woke this morning, after a good nights sleep, and listened to my body which said "hey... stop it young lady... you're moving too fast." Listening to my body, I decided to stay home. Ibuprofen is still not touching the pain in my ear or neck, but I am thrilled the headache is gone. Beyond thrilled. I've not left the house today, but what I can tell it's another beautiful day in the desert.


~Enjoy Life
~peace
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 8, 2013 - 02:16pm PT
Are you sure you don't have the flu? Were you running a fever?

DMT
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2013 - 02:31pm PT
Hi Dingus...

I do not have the flu... yay! (I don't think I do....ER docs never mentioned me having the flu. To be fair though, they were ruling out stroke, though I am certain if I had the flu they would have let me in on the news).
It's funny that you asked about having a fever. When we got to the ER I did not have a fever. 5 hrs into the visit the ER RN's reassessed everyone and when my turn came I DID have a fever. ????? (Actually, all my vitals changed, popping me "up the list", which really meant nothing.) {smiles}

I do not have the flu. I refuse to have the flu. I have too much sh#t to do to have the flu!

~hugs... the flu-free LM
eKat

Trad climber
Less than a second shy of 49 minutes
Jan 8, 2013 - 03:28pm PT
Yeah. . . I like the idea of flowers . . .

photo not found
Missing photo ID#276599

:-)

oxox
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 8, 2013 - 04:41pm PT
^^^

How about me?

DMT
Leggs

Sport climber
Home away from Home
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 8, 2013 - 04:51pm PT
Dingus... you shall be the Flower Girl.


I say that with total love, blue eyes.

(for reals, even though I cannot type it out with a straight face)


{grins}



Edit: t*r... may Dingus be the flower girl?!?!?!
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